CS373 Fall 2020: Priya Patel Week 13

Blog : 16 – 22 Nov

Hey guys! I’m Priya Patel and I am currently a senior computer science major, who also loves coffee and k-dramas.

What did you do this past week?

This past my group figured out what changes and fixes we needed to make for the last phase. I am mainly working on making visualizations for our website. I had a lot of meetings for my internship that I attended and pair programmed on.

What’s in your way?

I had a busy week for my internship so I am now doing my part for the website phase. I need to learn about visualizations and figure out what visuals of our models to make. Hopefully get all that done tonight so we are not rushing tomorrow night.

What will you do next week?

Next week, I need to start working on two of my final papers that are due for my other classes that make up majority of my grade for those classes. I will also spend Thanksgiving with my family, hopefully take a break from working.

If you read it, what did you think of What Happens to Us Does Not Happen to Most of You?

I think in general women have to deal with many issues of harassment in external life, it is really sad that we also have to deal with it in the workplace. Reading the article just makes me concerned about that being a situation I will have to face in my career because I honestly do not know how to deal with being surrounded by people that make me uncomfortable.

What was your experience of refactoring?

I do not have much experience with refactoring but it has been good learning about it. I should definitely go back to old code I have written and find ways that I can improve the code because my first code attempts are usually more focused on just getting an outcome rather than the best structure or architecture.

What made you happy this week?

This weekend I came to Plano and visited some of my friends I had not seen in a while and it made me really happy. My relationships with people is what brings the most joy in my life so finding covid-safe ways of seeing people has been a big deal for me.

What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?

My tip of the week is to ask for help when you have tried everything you can on a task and are still stuck. For my internship this past week, I had to create a Kafka consumer repo and I had no idea how to go about it, so I asked for help and was able to accomplish a lot pair programming with my co-worker.

Thanks for reading, hope life is treating you well!

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